Error with Windows Defender - cant update definition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Øyvind Andersen, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. I got Vista Ultimate and have an error: Windows Defender cant update ?I got
    an error saying that security center cant update definition for Windows
    defender ?
    Øyvind Andersen, Apr 5, 2007
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  2. Øyvind Andersen

    fireplug1 Guest

    Fireplug1 here and I have the answer everyone is looking for in order to fix
    the Windows Defender Error code 0x80240029; and follow this link to and see KB934562
    cut/or/copy-paste into your browser address bar and it will take you to the
    site where you can read what to do...I just got off the phone with Microsoft
    Vista Team and this is where I was directed. It is a very simple fix. Simply
    start in Safe mode and click on the start button first then type in start
    search bar %windir%, then look for SoftwareDistribution folder and rename it
    SoftwareDistribution.old and hit enter and then restart computer and make
    sure all your check boxes are checked for automatic updates inside Windows
    Vista then go to Windows Defender and click on check for updates now, and
    then it will succeed and the error code will disappear because Windows Vista
    made a brand new folder to take the place of the corrupted folder
    SoftwareDistribution!!! Problem all gone now, Windows Defender is
    fixed!!Please pass this fix on to others having similar difficulty. It works
    for all versions of Windows Vista!
    Thanks; signed Fireplug1
    fireplug1, Apr 6, 2007
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